European Naive  Art , Copenhagen

6th October – 18th November 2012

 

Aimo Katajainen, Finland 

Born in 1948 in Valkeala, Finland. In my mid-fourties I became interested in naivism and started to paint with acrylics , so I  have slowly became a self dedicated naïve artist.

After the exhibitions in my own “Summer Gallery”, “Upstairs” gallery in Kotka and some of Kouvola nearby held exhibitions I got invited to a naïve art exhibition in Miami, USA. This was followed by solo exhibitions in Landerneau and Brest in Brittany, France. Soon I became invited to the annual exhibitions in Galeria Eboli and finally to a number of naïve art exhibitions throughout Europe.

In these exhibitions I have got many friends and acquaintances of Europe´s best naïve artists.

 

PRIVATE EXHIBITIONS:

Kustaan Galleria, Valkeala, Finland                                               2006

Kouvolan kirjaston taidesali, Kouvola, Finland                         2004

Galerie d´Art Le Soleil, Brest, France                                            2003

Moision Kartano, Elimäki, Finland                                                 2003

Centre d´Affaires et de Congrés de Mescoat,

Landerneau, France                                                                            2003

Iitin kirkonkylän kesäkahvila, Iitti, Finland                                  2002

Piika ja Renki, Elimäki, Finland                                                        2000

 

COLLECTIVE EXHIBITIONS:

Colourful Europe

Kouvola Art Museum Poikilo,  Kouvola, Finland                      2012

Ruka-Art  Ruka, Finland                                                                     2012

IX Muestra de Pintura Naïf Europea

Galeria Eboli, Madrid, Spain                                                             2012

4 éme biennale d´Art Naïf le Centenaire

du douanier Rousseau á Montivilliers

Montivilliers, France                                                                           2012

Oda Art Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey                                                  2012

Ruka Art , Ruka, Kuusamo, Finland                                               2011 – 2012

2 ème Salon d´automne 2011 a Lourmarin

Galerie Jacqueline Bricard, Lourmarin, France                         2011

Kunstgalleriet Odense, Odense, Denmark                                2011

41. Edizione del Premio internazionale

Varenna di pittura naïf, Varenna, Italy                                        2011

European Naïf Masters Exhibition,

Bacrac Art Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey                                             2011

Paintres naïfs pour un art singulier,

Charenton le Pont, France                                                               2011

Taideseurojen näyttely, “voimalla seitsemän seuran”

Kuusankoskitalo, Kouvola, Finland                                               2011

“Charm of Winter”, Online-Galleria Amalia                               2010 - 2011

“Hommage au Douanier Rousseau”

Groupe International des Primitifs Modernes dits Naïfs

Soisy sous Montmorency, France                                                 2010

Galerie Jacqueline Bricard, Lourmarin, France                         2010

Taideparatiisi Ilkka O. Lehtinen, Karilanmaa, Finland             2010

Minun Kouvolani-näyttely, Tha Art Museum of Kouvola,

Kouvola, Finland                                                                                   2010

 III - VIII Muestra de Arte Naïf Europeo,

Galeria Eboli, Madrid, Spain                                                             2006 - 2011

Salon International d´Art Naïf de Neuilly-Plaisance,

Neuilly-Plaisance, France                                                                  2009

“L´Europe et les Naïfs”,Lourmarin, France                                 2009

Exposition du Groupe International des Primitifs

Modernes dits Naïfs, Le  5e Festival  d´Art Naif de Verneuil      2009

-St Loubes, France, -Verneuil sur Avre, France

-Katowice, Poland                                                                               2009

Exposition du Groupe International des Primitifs

Modernes dits Naïfs, St. Loubés, France                                    2009

”Celebrating the Human Narrative”, Gina Gallery,

Tel Aviv, Israel                                                                                       2008 - 2011

Ruka-Art, Kuusamo, Finland                                                            2008 – 2012

Kouvolan taideseuran vuosinäyttely,

Kouvola, Finland                                                                                   2006 - 2011

Exposition du Groupe International des Primitifs

Modernes dits Naïfs  Versailles, France                                      2008

6e Biennale d´Art Naïf, Saint-Junien, France                            2008

Bilan du 4e Festival Verneuil,

Verneuil sur Avre, France                                                                 2008

5 ème Biennale d´Art Naïf d` Andresy,

Andresy dans les Yvelines, France                                                2008

1 er Salon International d´Art Naïf de

Neuilly-Plaisance,Neuilly-Plaisance, France                              2007

Taideseurojen näyttely, Kuusankoskitalo,

Kuusankoski, Finland                                                                          2007

Cromaticos Rassegna d´Arti Visive,

Castello Estense, Ferrara, Italy                                                       2007

”Naivistit kansainvälisesti Rukalla”,Ruka, Kuusamo,              2007

Regards Naïfs Européens,

Chapelle Saint-Augustin, Flayosc, France                                   2006

Naïf International Exhibition,

Museum of the Americas, Miami, USA                                       2004

 

MUSEUMS:

M.A.C. Salvatore de Bahia

Bahia, Brazil

Kouvolan Kaupungin Taidemuseo Poikilo

Kouvola, Finland